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BFP after 2 years ttc, low morphology

I want to preface this by saying this bfp did end up as a chemical pregnancy, and while not ideal, has given us hope, because we got pregnant on our own for the 1st time in 2 years!

Backstory: I am 25 (26 next month), husband is 27. We have been ttc since Oct 2013. In this time we have, I feel, done everything you could do (without an RE) out there, and there are a few things that I feel have made a difference.

First of all we discovered after a SA, that DH has low morphology, 3.5 %, 20 mil sperm count, and good motility. His Urologist has prescribed him Clomid to increase sperm count. It works with testosterone in men as it does estrogen in women. He takes 50mg every other day and has also been on fertilaid for men for the last 8 mo.

Everything has so far checked out ok with me with the exception of slightly low progesterone in the 2nd half of my cycle. (Still have 13 day luteal phase though ), as well as THS of 2.4 (for optimal fertility they say between 1-2 is where you want to be. To lower my TSH, I began taking kelp (iodine), and selenium.

On this cycle I had day 3 blood draw to check and see if my ovaries were doing as they should: everything came back great! TSH was at 1.5! I was happy with that.

CD16-BD with preseed and softcup
CD17-BD with preseed and softcup
CD18-+OPK, BD with preseed and softcup
CD19-O day, BD with preseed and softcup
1DPO-Woke up feeling like I had been hit by a bus, could tell I was coming down with a cold, as well as a raging UTI! Its like my immune system crashed! And I never get sick!
2DPO-went to work, huge mistake I was so sick, went to Dr after work, UTI confirmed along with sinus and ear infections, started augmentin. Coffee does NOT sound good!
3dpo-5dpo-feeling terrible bc of cold, nipples started to feel sore, breasts full, not that sore though. Still not drinking coffee. Super irritable with hubs.
6dpo-bbs starting to get really sore, wake up in morning with gurgling feeling in esophagus, kinda like heatburn. Hungry for eggs and meat first thing in the am, unusual, still can't stomach coffee. Irritability with DH continues.
7dpo-supposed to have 7dpo blood draw for progesterone, but it's a Saturday and the office is closed, have to do it on Monday (9dpo). Have dreams about having a baby girl.
8dpo-bbs still sore, still hungry in a.m., no coffee, had dreams about baby girl again. Super tired.
9dpo-same as above, serum progesterone blood test
10dpo-got results for progesterone (5.1) feel a little surprised at how low it is, start counting myself out this cycle and preparing for next. Pregnancy cant stick with low levels of prog! Out of nowhere, at 9p.m. I decided to take first response, fully expecting a bfn, only to see a faint bfp! I was completely in shock, broke down in tears! Called for husband to come here. He was a little surprised to find me hysterical and crying. When I handed him the test he looked down and said "baby?...is...is that a line?!" We were so happy and shocked! I don't know what prompted me to take a test, it was almost like Devine intervention. (I don't normally test this early, or at night, for that matter).
11dpo-even lighter bfp on frer, negative digital. HCG and progesterone blood test done in AM.
12dpo-bfn on frer, blood results 4 HCG, 1 progesterone :-( knew I would get period.
13dpo-AF arrived right on schedule! Chemical pregnancy.

Even though this ended in a chemical, I think it was meant to happen! I was meant to find out that we were able to fertilize an egg but it just couldn't implant, possibly due to low progesterone! My midwife prescribed me progesterone supplements for this new cycle to start after O. That way if we are able to fertilize an eggie, it will hopefully be able to implant and stick, FX. It's important not to lose hope. I've had way worse lows than when I realized we were having a chem. I know my sticky bfp is right around the corner, it's just a matter of time! This cycle I've started taking premama fertility in hopes this helps! I also take a prenatal, folate, cold pressed fermented cod liver oil, vitamin e, calcium/mag/D, pregprep, and vitamin C. I also did pineapple core for a couple days. Good luck ladies, never lose hope! Never give up!

BFP 21 dpo after 3 years ttc with PCOS & low motility. 1 cycle of clomid.

Hello!

I have been stalking twoweekwait.com for about two years now and I never thought I would be sitting here and actually sharing my story. This might be a bit long for some but I hope this can help someone.

Hubby and I are in our middle 20's, how could we possibly tell our friends and family we suffer from infertility? That's not something you can tell everyone even though it would help to have more support. I quit smoking, and by the 2 year mark of ttc I was really sucked into a void of anger, sadness, despair and the feeling of utter uselessness. Booked an appointment with my gynie in September of 2014 for December of 2014. And she started me on Metformin and Pregnitude I'd take 500mg of Metformin in the morning and 1 sachet of Pregnitude in the late afternoon, and this helped tremendously with my symptoms and helped to regulate my cycle, I felt great! But still did not get pregnant after 6 months of being on it, but at least I had a pretty regular cycle.

So I went back to my gynie June of 2015 after a stressful work trip on the opposite side of the country where I hardly had sleep, got the flu twice in a period of 5 weeks! Had an ultrasound done and at least my ovaries were looking a lot better since December 2014. She asked if I'd be willing to try Clomid next, and at this point it was definitely a yes. Carried on with Metformin and Pregnitude as per normal, and lo behold I couldn't use the Clomid yet because my period decided to go haywire after that trip, So AF disappeared from end May to early October! October was another few weeks work trip but thankfully not a stressful one hubby and I went together this time. It was pretty much like a holiday, we got to go to the beach in our free time and were surrounded by the most wonderful people. My cycle came 3 days after arriving, thankfully I packed my Clomid in and I thought to myself it's now or never. Took it everyday at 11 am from CD 5-9 unsupervised (haha), had some side effects though such as lower abdominal cramping, mood swings and headaches. Dtd not digitally monitoring, wasn't completely focusing on ttc much but still keeping an eye out instead of obsessing as I'd always do and rather enjoying ourselves away from the city.

I remember getting a sharp pain in my right ovary on cd 12, for about 2 minutes. I knew this had to have been ovulation cramps! And pretty early might I add, I also noticed a lot of ewcm. The cramps never returned after that night. I started tracking from there.

1- 10 dpo: Felt nothing but a minor side effect still from the Clomid which was mood swings, other than that just my normal self.

11 dpo: Lower abdominal cramps, (felt kind of like period cramps).

12 dpo: Shooting pains pulsating up in the morning, and this very odd tickling sensation below my navel in the evening, felt like someone was stroking a feather inside my uterus.

13 dpo: Had a very intense dream this evening, lower abdominal cramps. Started shivering with goosebumps at night even though it's very hot.

14 dpo: Another intense crazy dream, lower abdominal cramps, and shivers with goosebumps at night.

15 dpo: Another totally messed up dream, lower abdominal cramps and shivers with goosebumps at night.

16dpo: Lower abdominal cramps uuugh, shivers with goosebumps ended.

17 dpo: Period like cramps, highly irritable.

18 dpo: Had a dream of pregnancy, and a baby. Period like cramps.

19 dpo: Period like cramps, irritable to no end.

20 dpo: Still cramping, very annoying, feeling hungry.

21 dpo: Lower abdominal cramps, boobs starting to hurt and BFP in under 10 seconds!

It took me 3 days to finally come post because I just couldn't believe it! I'm still struggling to believe it happened to me. Thank you for reading my story, and wishing all you ttc'ers good luck and baby dust to you all, don't give up yet. I was going to ttc till December and look into other options because I couldn't handle it anymore. And I got lucky, I just wish I could give you all a big box filled with hope, hugs and compassion. I needed a lot of that with our journey. I also switched to a better multivitamin (Viridian) 2 months ago, and have also been taking an extra high 5 B-Complex with Magnesium Ascorbate (Viridian) for 2 months where as I used to only take a regular B-Complex, I don't know if that helped, but felt worth mentioning.

First BFP after 2 years of TTC

In the 2 years we were trying to conceive, I've been on this site many times to read about other people's experiences and it really helped me pick myself up during all those low moments and keep trying. This morning, I finally got the elusive 2nd line! I hope my story can help other people out there struggling with infertility to stay strong and keep fighting on this tough journey.

A bit of background, I'm 30 with PCOS, my husband is 38 with low sperm count. We've been trying to conceive since we got married 2 years ago. During these 2 years, we've had many cycles of disappointment. I had a surgery to remove an ovarian cyst. My husband took many vitamins to improve his count. We tried IUI once and it failed. Finally, we decided to stop wasting time and just go for IVF which had the best chance of working.

Due to my PCOS and high AMH, the doctor was worried that I would get OHSS, so he recommended a Lupron trigger and a freeze all cycle. We ended up with 11 good quality blastocysts all frozen on day 5. I recovered from the egg retrieval quickly and the next month we did FET #1 with 1 blastocyst rated 4AB, this cycle was a BFN. We were very disappointed. The doctor said everything looked good, it just didn't work. He told us to stay positive and that my chance is quite good. Since we didn't do PGD, it was likely just not a normal embryo despite looking great.

We went straight into FET#2 in the following month. Transferred 1 blastocyst again, another 4AB. Here are my symptoms:

Transfer Day - very smooth and painless transfer, no cramping at all afterwards. Went to the bathroom right after, did not lie down at all.
1dp5dt - no cramping, breasts are sore but have been since starting progesterone 6 days ago, very little cm.
2dp5dt - breasts still sore, no cm
3dp5dt - a little cramping, definitely noticeable but not the same as af cramp. Breast still sore. Noticed that cervix is higher when inserting the progesterone suppositories
4dp5dt - no more cramping, watery cm, breasts sore, cervix still high
5dp5dt - stronger cramps (not the same as af, more like muscle spasm below the belly button) for a few hours. Watery cm, breasts sore, cervix still high
6dp5dt - no more cramps, lower back sore, watery cm, started having shooting stabbing pain on the side of breast randomly throughout the day. Cervix high.
7dp5dt - BFP on Wonfo test strip. The second line is lighter than the control line but it is clear and pink, definitely no squinting.

It's still early so I'm cautiously excited. To everyone struggling out there, just know that you are not alone and it CAN happen, truly!

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BFP with ZERO symptoms!!! There is hope!

Very, very thankful to be posting here. We have been ttc #3 since May and I recently got my BFP on 10dpo. I felt exactly the same as I have the previous 6months! I literally had no cramps, no implantation bleeding, and no extra cm (in fact I was quite dry and thought for sure I was out...until 12dpo and on)!

I guess I was a tired, but I have an 18mo old and my alarm goes off at 0430 every morning for work....so that was NOT a pregnancy symptom for me. We have been on fertility meds since May, but this month was the first time I did injectibles (Menopur 75IU for 5 days). I ovulated really early, cd 10 with two large follicles (23 and 24mm). I used Ovidrel to trigger.

10dpo beta=45
12dpo beta=123
16dpo beta= 788

Ultrasound scheduled for 12 November. I am praying and praying everything looks beautiful! Thanks be to God for this blessing. I know His timing is WAY better than ours. What really helped and gave me peace was just surrendering this journey to Him. No matter what, we have a beautiful son here on Earth (our first son was stillborn during birth in 2013) and if we never get pregnant again, I am satisfied. BUT I had/have a very strong desire in my heart to have more children, and I am SO thankful for this life growing inside me! EDD= 2 July 2016. 1 day before our anniversary :)

Last month we did an IUI, my DHs sperm motility was low at 30%. I was crushed! The IUI didn't work so I thought we'd be doomed for IVF. Well, we didn't do another IUI this month because we still owe for last months and didn't want bills piling up. We had TI, used Softcups after each time, Preseed, and I also had him taking Fertilaid and Motility Boost since last months failed IUI.

Hang in there ladies, and don't give up hope. I know, easier said than done, but have faith and try your darndest to relax while ttc and the tww. Stress is very powerful.

PCOS, 1st month injectable meds and IUI...BFP!

As much as I have stalked this site, I promised I would post when I had good new! I'm 35, have PCOS/irregular periods/don't ovulate on my own, no other issues besides being overweight 5’6” 197 pounds. Have 2 kids already (ages 12yrs and 14yrs) Tubes are clear, uterine lining is good. Clomid and natural BD'ing did not work for me. Last month, Hubby’s count was good but motility was a little low, so hubby took GNC Men’s Fertility Blend all last month. Dr. also had me on birth control for 3 months to make sure old lining was being shed.

CD 1 Started period.
CD 3 ultrasound/had several premature follies. 1st Menopur Injection and 2x day follicle stimulating pills, also started Metformin
CD 5 2nd Menopur Injection
CD 7 Final Menopur Injection and final day of follicle stimulating pills
CD 11 Ultrasound. 2 mature follicles, one in each ovary at 23mm each. Uterine lining at 10.5 mm thick. Trigger shot 5:30pm! (Novarel 10,000 i.u.)
CD 12 IUI – Hubby’s count was 60 million and motility was good. Later at night around 11pm felt a sharp pinch and cramping on side of right ovary (right side ovulation?) Super bad mood. EWCM in afternoon. Smiley face on OPK!
CD 13 Not as severe pinches and cramping on left side in early morning (left side ovulation?) Counting this as Ovulation Day since pains started last night into this morning. Headache. BD’d late at night with Preseed. EWCM all day
1DPO No more EWCM. Stick CM now
2DPO Ridiculously good mood.
3DPO Grossed out when coworker burped. Super constipated (NEVER happens)
4DPO Gassy, bloated, not AS constipated. Starting feeling stabbing pains and cramping on RIGHT side at night (implantation?)
5DPO Still constipated. Starting feeling stabbing pains and cramping on LEFT side in morning (implantation?) Creamy cm
6DPO Sticky cm, nasal stuffiness, I think I started feeling sensations in my breasts
7DPO Super bad mood again. Watery cm
8DPO BFN FRER
9DPO BFN internet cheapie
10DPO BFN FRER and internet cheapie. Sore nipples late at night, Creamy cm
11DPO BFN internet cheapie. Did not use FRER. Headache. Super emotional. Sore nipples continue
12DPO BFP!! Had BFN in the morning with internet cheapie. Went to work and was meaner than usual. Breasts finally sore too. Tested with FRER after work and faint BFP!!!! Mad because hubby does not think BFP counts if one line is lighter! UGH! Now the question is.... did Both eggs get fertilized?!

4 years wait, 7 IUI and 2 FIV !!

I am so happy

Me and my husband are 32 years old. We live in Canada where the fertility treatments are free. We are lucky.

The first try I overreact because of the med. The transfert was cancelled. :-( and they froze all the blastocysts.
The second try, the first blastocyst died. But the second survived. But 11 days later the test was negative. Inthought I would never of my life become pregnant.
The third try was the good one. The blastocyst was a 'Bb' and it sticked!

I did not have ANY symptom. I only did a test in order to be responsible because I wanted to drink one Martini with my mother in law...
When I saw the line, I shaked for 30 minutes. I also screamed. The day after I had the blood test and it was positive.
It tooked me 2 weeks to believe it. I tried to be preg during 4 years and each month I did not have any symptom. This time too. Even now, at 7 weeks, no symptom exept bigger bigger boobs. My husband fing it funny they became big so fast.
It seems to be true that we have to never lose hope.
:-)
Good luck you all

BFP 2nd IUI, 3 years TTC!

I feel like everyone says this, but I really cannot believe it's finally my turn. I feel like the journey has been so long and heartbreaking, it definitely has not sunk in yet... I have spent the last 3 years reading these stories and every message board imaginable, so I want to post my full story below for those of you who have similar situations and need some hope!

We started TTC 3 years ago, of course thinking it would happen right away. After a year I went to my OB, who wanted to have my husband tested since my cycles are super regular. It took us a good 6 months to get the courage to get the test, and it came back with morphology of 1%. DH started vitamins and we retested 3 months later, it increased to 2% (whoopie!) Around that time, DH was in physician assistant school, and they just happened to be learning about varicoceles. He was pretty sure he had one as it would cause discomfort and he could feel it. We scheduled an appt with a urologist, which took a couple months then another month to get an ultrasound to confirm. After that, we scheduled surgery which was pushed back due to DH's school schedule, so it finally happened in February 2015. While waiting for surgery, we did try 6 months of Femara and progesterone supplements, but it didn't work. While waiting for the 3 month analysis post-surgery, we saw the RE who said we could try IUI or go right to IVF. I wanted to do IVF and skip IUI, but DH really wanted to try IUI first. In the meantime, the RE ordered some basic bloodwork and found out I had hypothyroidism, so I was put on synthroid and my levels are good now. Hubby's analysis came back in May and morphology had increased to 4%, which is actually on the low end of normal! It was a small victory, but I agreed to do IUI first given the improvement.

I really wanted to do a hybrid IUI with Femara and injectables right away, but hubby wanted to try one with just Femara first. We did that in July. I had 3 follicles at 22, 18 and 15 mm at trigger on CD 10. IUI was on CD 12. I was devastated when the post-wash count was 12 million, as hubby's count had always been in the 100 thousand's. I knew it would go down post-wash but I was so confused why it was so low! I know they say anything over 10 is fine though, so I tried not to worry too much. I didn't even need to test when my period showed up 13 dpiui.

Next we moved to Femara days 3-7, with 75 iu gonal-F starting day 7. I ovulate on day 11/12 on my own, and triggered on day 10 the previous IUI. My RE wanted to do my first ultrasound on day 10 again, but I asked to do it on day 9 because I was worried with the gonal-F that my follicles would grow faster or something and we would miss it. Well, I was really glad I insisted on day 9 because after the ultrasound, the doctor said I had 7 follicles, 3 were at 14 ish and 4 were 12/13. He said I had to trigger that day or cancel the cycle because of too many. I scoured the internet and could not find one instance where someone triggered with such small follicles! I kept trying to tell myself that my follicles grow fast and there could still be a chance, but I was not that optimistic. IUI was CD 11, and I almost cried when they told us the post-wash count was 39.2 million this time- huge improvement over last time!

Looking back, here are my symptoms. After 3 years of TTC, I tried not to read too much into anything because I felt like I had different symptoms every cycle!

Day of IUI - 4 dpiui- I felt STRONG ovulation pain a couple hours after the IUI (about 38 hours post trigger). My first IUI I felt more cramping at 24 hours past trigger (Maybe another reason that first one didn't work?) My ovaries were fairly sore for a good 4 days. I only took short walks and tried to take it easy. I felt like I could literally feel gas and any sort of pressure from my bladder and bowels. I was worried I had OHSS, but was happy when it started going away.

5 dpiui- 6 dpiui - Nothing too out of the ordinary

7 dpiui- This is when hubby and I both sort of suspected something was up. I had slept 11 hours Friday night, then Saturday (7 dpiui) I took a 3 hour nap, then slept 12 hours Saturday night too. I also woke up in the middle of the night starving which is weird for me.

8 dpiui- I started testing out my trigger. My first IUI I had tested it out and it was still very faintly there until 12-13 dpiui so I was expecting the same. I got a slight sore throat this day, which I attributed to allergies. I have gotten colds/sore throats in the 2WW before, so I was telling myself it didn't mean anything. I continue to get a dry throat/cough at night.

9 dpiui- Still had a sore throat. I also noticed that shoes I always wear were giving me blisters and never had before. I thought it was strange, but thought maybe my feet were swelling? Also had just a small amount of blood when wiping a couple times, and started to think maybe IB??

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BFP IUI-Gonal F cycle 1

My DH 28 and I 29 have been TTC for a year. Month after month of trying naturally failed. it is truly the most disheartening feeling to go through the process of OPK's....timing the BDing especially with extremely busy schedules, long commute and hectic work and the worst part is having to see the negative pregnancy tests each month. this caused me much grief, depression and cynicism.

After 6 months of TTC naturally we started seeing a fertility specialist who ordered a myriad of tests. the anxiety was affecting me and all the tests were taking so much time and i was becoming so impatient and frustrated but knew we had to take our time and try to get to a root cause. all my tests came up perfect but DH was diagnosed with teratozoospermia; meaning his morphology was bad. Doc suggested an IUI and we signed up to begin. Before beginning; upon discovering the sperm morphology issue we proceeded to purchase fertilaid for men along with count boost and motility and retested in 6 weeks which showed triple the numbers and normal morphology. it also helped that DH stopped taking warm/hot showers completely per doctor's recommendation.

Doc advised us that we can continue to try naturally which we did for one more month...again another failure.

We did the IUI with injectibles. i had no side effects from the gonal f and good stimulation. we had 2 good sized follicles and triggered on day 13 of having started taking the daily injections. i had back to back iui's on day 13 and 14 and also took endometrin every day after.

DH and i put all our hope and faith into this try and believed with whole heart this had to be it....my birthday was approaching and we anticipated it because a year ago on my birthday was when we first began the TTC journey. the much talked about bethlehem star which appears every 2000 years was out in full effect and shining and it followed me all the way home while i lay with my knees up in the back seat of our SUV on our 1 hour drive home after our first IUI. something felt very promising about that....

1-4 dpo felt no symptoms....maybe a few minor tugs on the left side but thats it
5dpo-7 dpo--started having vivid dreams to the point where i felt i was dreaming all night....woke up in nightsweats and needed a fan even though the AC was on full blast....just felt soo warm and uncomfortable....had hard time falling back asleep. started feeling thirsty during night and feeling the need to pee during night which never happens
8dpo---i sat home alone watching the chronicles of narnia and ate a huge plate of food and still felt hungry...couldnt stop eating then all of a sudden...i started crying (it wasnt even a sad part---it was a fight scene)....and i could not stop crying...it was insane...i had no control over it...the tears and sobbing continued for a good 8 mins.
no cm observed except that endometrin is messy and causes discharge (usually white) as it is a white vaginal suppository
9 -10dpo-extreme tiredness....napping during day which never happens....falling asleep anywhere from couch to car....continue to have night sweats, vivid dreams
11 dpo--DH asks me when im going to test...told him period not due until next 5-6 days so didnt want to take the chance and test too early in case of false negative. tested anyway with FRER and FMU and after 2.5 mins saw a second faint pink line. God alone knows how long and hard i had hoped and wished to see 2 lines on a stick. it was surreal for DH and I ...we could not believe it and were excited but cautious
12 dpo tested with another FRER and FMU...faint positive again....2 lines very clear...second line came up in under 30 seconds
13 dpo tested with another FRER and FMU this time late in the evening...instantly 2 dark lines showed up.....so excited.

First IUI and we had success!!!!!!!! I am hoping and praying hard each day for a successful pregnancy! there is a possibility of twins whcih is also exciting.

I took mucinex daily about 6 days before expected ovulation date, also took red raspberry leaf tablets, maca, fertilaid for women.

Trust in God ladies....not in statistics....i worried over statistics till i went crazy. tell yourself it will happen. believe. have faith. put faith into action. DH and i bought 2 pink baby vests and a pack of huggies little snugglers and slept with the vest and diapers each night as if we were hugging them.

These boards have given me lots of hope on my journey and just want to tell you all still trying that it WILL happen for you!

Secondary infertility - BFP after 2 years by IVF !!

I conceived DS naturally 8 years ago after 2 months of trying. I never imagine having difficulty with conceiving the second time around. After 1 year of trying, I decided to visit an RE where I found out my DH had morphology issue (2%). The RE prescribed vitamins to improve sperm quality and suggested for him to quit smoking. Couple of months of BFNs later, I decided on IUI. After two failed IUIs within a span of 6 months, my DH pushed for me to go for IVF. I agreed to pursue IVF just after turning 35 years old.

I had a short protocol with low dosage. Other than frequent visits to the RE, the IVF process was relatively easy for me. I couldn't do a fresh transfer hence I had 8 embryos frozen 3 days after egg retrieval. Two cycles later, I had a natural frozen embryo transfer with 2 embryos as I do ovulate regularly. No bed rest after transfer but I took time off from work and took it easy for 3 days. 12 days post 3 day transfer I got my BFP. I didn't test earlier than that as my RE advised against it.

I am now cautiously happy but relieved that I am able to get pregnant at least. I am now 7 weeks along and haven't gone to see my RE for a scan. I will know soon if I am carrying a singleton or otherwise.

Don't lose hope even though the journey seems long and bleak. Cry when you need to but pick yourself up and keep moving forward.

xx

BFP after TTC with partial Thyroid Lobectomy(no meds)

I want to explain my circumstances leading up to my BFP to help give those in similar circumstance a glimmer of Hope that you too can get your BFP. So if this too epic, please skip to the relevant sections.

Arguing and Make Up Sex:
So you know how you hear those dreaded words, "just relax and it will happen", or , "when you least expect it..." - well there might be some truth to that! But that being said you're never going to relax if your actively ttc and if it's putting loads of pressure on yourself. Well that's what it was like for me/us. We relaxed because we thought we needed IVF and had an appointment to see a specialist at the fertility hospital. Apparently we couldn't get pg without assistance said the GP. Whom was delighted when I went back 1 month later to say hey Preggers!

We'd been having a pretty bad argument during my fertile windo pre-o day so there was no BD beforehand, and I certainly wasn't feeling relaxed leading up to the "moment"! Lol! But we had make-up sex on Day of O and each day for the two days afterwards.

Male factor? 2%morohology combined with Thyroid Disease:
DH and I had pretty much given up hopes of conceiving naturally, even contacted the GP for assistance. We'd not long got the SA results (2% morphology, but 106mil count) and I received normal on the ovulation and thyroid results (please know I still don't know my latest readings as yet), so we were feeling pretty deflated.

Now in the 2 years we'd been TTC I found out I had thyroid issues and had a partial Thyroid Lobectomy and isthmathology (however you spell it). My thyroid results were good enough I didn't have to go on thyroxine post surgery. I made an effort to juice and change my diet drastically, take relevant vitamins as well pre and post op (jan 2014).

I have read on the net that to conceive your tsh should be under 2. Well I was determined to bring my numbers down and through diet and juicing, vitamins etc I believe I managed to manage my thyroid, as I saw the numbers drop each 6 months when it was tested. In October 2014 they were at 2.72. Please note UK guidelines says anything under 5 is normal.

Monitors & vitamins used:
The CBFM wasn't showing peaks until OCT last year! And I stopped using it in February this year. I felt the POAS was stressing me out as was temping. Instead I relied on FF, CM and mittelschmertz pain to give me the tell tale sign of O day.

I got agnus cactus and took that for one month, but stopped after getting spooked, I was taking multivitamins for 50+ (lower iron content as iron can affect thyroid!), and sometimes took complex B vitamen pack, magnesium n calcium, zinc with vit c. Rather than the multi vit.

Symptoms:

Oday: largest amount of ewcm ever with red streaks. Small pain on left lower abdomen like a stitch. DTD, stayed laying down for approx. 45 - 1 hour

1dpo: DTD, same ewcm as above, just a smaller amount.
2dpo: DTD - clear stretchy cm
3dpo: no symptoms
4-5dpo: dark red/ brown spotting
6-8: lightly tinged lotion CM - more brown than pink.
9-11: mild cramps on and off like getting period. Brown spotting is back.
12: no symptoms and no spotting
13dpo: no period, no pmt, no sore boobs nothing!

Decided to test using CB digital with counter. Came up straight away as pregnant ( I thought it was broken as the timer was still showing) but took a little longer to say how many weeks. But it came up 1-2 weeks.

I want you to know don't give up, if after all the above, 2 years ttc we got that BFP, so can you. Wishing you all baby dust xxxx
Currently 4w +2 days: DD 19 Feb 2016 ps cycle used to be 31 days until February when changed to 28 days, o happening on cd14 (used to be 16/17). And I'm 31 on 16/6, BFP on 12/6!!!

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